Developed specifically Trusts using the Markwik range, the sessions will be led by expert service engineers, who will share knowledge and best practice guidance for the upkeep and use of the mixers in healthcare settings. Armitage Shanks said: “Thermostatic taps like Markwik are an integral part of healthcare facilities, and feature thermostatic valves, which are essential in preventing scalding, decreasing the risk of waterborne pathogens, and minimising risks to staff and patients alike.”
The free training will address tasks including thermostatic tap purging, cleaning inlet strainers, and helping staff better diagnose supply or temperature issues quickly and easily. Armitage Shanks says that following it, staff at hospitals and other healthcare facilities will be ‘better equipped to prevent issues and breakages and reduce maintenance costs’.
Stacey Seagrave, Senior Product manager, Non-Residential Fittings, Ideal Standard and Armitage Shanks, said: “We’ve been supplying hospitals and NHS Trusts in the UK for decades. Having deep roots in the healthcare sector, we’ve developed a real understanding of where we can make life simpler for healthcare professionals – from clinicians to engineers and maintenance staff. We know that by giving teams the knowledge and equipment they need, we’re helping them provide the best care to patients.
“Our Markwik 21 and 21+ thermostatic mixer taps have been designed to perform in the demanding, high-intensity environments of healthcare settings.”
The training has been developed to be as easily accessible as possible, with attendees requiring a Markwik tap set-up away from patients, and ‘a couple of spare hours’ with the relevant team members. Armitage Shanks said: “The main beneficiaries will include Estates departments, contract personnel responsible for safe water delivery, infection control personnel, and Authorising Engineers.”
To sign up to the free training sessions, visit: https://tinyurl.com/3v6bcuhn